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01 Sep

Thank you, Chalmers!

Datum: 2022-09-01 14:34
Collage containing two images - one of the entrance of Chalmers University of Technology's ACE department and one of a tan middleaged man in a light brown jacket and blue knitted tie smiling.

Last week, I gave a talk to the depart­ment for Archi­tec­ture and Civ­il Engi­neer­ing (ACE) at Chalmers Uni­ver­si­ty of Tech­nol­o­gy, as part of the start up meet­ing of the aca­d­e­m­ic year.

Oth­er ques­tions than usually

As always when I speak in the aca­d­e­m­ic world, I get ques­tions from the audi­ence that I do not get else­where, which is enjoy­ably challenging!

This talk’s most inter­rest­ing reflec­tions from the par­tic­i­pants were (para­phrased):

  • Keep in mind that not all peo­ple like to fin­ish things. Some enjoy the process more and find no dri­ving force in tick­ing things off.”
  • As I see it, the way to orga­nize one’s tasks that you [me, David, that is] sug­gest is a pro­jec­tion from an entire­ly dif­fer­ent field and that the chal­lenge is to cre­ate a visu­al mapp of every­thing that is con­tained in one’s mind.”

… and the question:

  • How could I com­mu­ni­cate to my col­leagues that this par­tic­u­lar task that I want to focus on is so impor­tant that it should be qual­i­fy to be among the high­est pri­or­i­tized tasks for the entire group?”

They all are worth some thought (and the ques­tion got its answer imme­di­ate­ly). Beautiful!

Thank you!

A warm thank you, Chalmers, for invit­ing me and for giv­ing me the oppor­tu­ni­ty to talk to you about structure!

(Also, I am hap­py that you ver­i­fied that my earth­quake metaphor is viable. That is reassuring.)

I will talk to you too!

A blonde man in blue jacket, light blue shirt and yellow tie gives a talk.

The talk I gave was my "Get super structured". I would be happy to give it at your next meeting too, of course.

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